Introduction to Explainable Deep Learning on Supercomputers (training course, online)

4th December 2023 08:00 AM
6th December 2023 12:00 PM

Sabrina Benassou

(Course no. 1642023 in the training programme 2023 of Forschungszentrum Jülich)

This course will take place as an online event. The link to the streaming platform will be provided to the registrants only.


Join our comprehensive course to embark on an instructive journey into the world of eXplainable AI (XAI). Throughout the course, participants will develop a solid foundational understanding of XAI, primarily emphasizing how XAI methodologies can expose latent
biases in datasets and reveal valuable insights.
The course starts with a broad overview of XAI, setting the stage for a deep dive into cutting-edge model-agnostic interpretation techniques. As the course progresses, we shift our focus to model-specific post-hoc interpretation methods. Through immersive training, participants will learn to interpret machine learning algorithms and unravel the intricacies of deep neural networks, such as convolutional neural networks (CNN) and transformers. They will also become skilled in applying these techniques to various data formats, encompassing tabular data, images, and 1D data.
In addition to theoretical insights, participants will engage in hands-on practical sessions to apply these techniques effectively.
Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your expertise in XAI and acquire the skills needed to navigate the intricate landscape of AI interpretability. Enroll now and unlock the potential of XAI!

Learning outcome:

  1. Gain an appreciation for the significance of XAI.
  2. Explore the available model-agnostic and model-specific XAI methodologies.
  3. Acquire the skills to interpret the results and visualizations of these methodologies through practical exercises.
  4. Master the skill of applying XAI techniques to diverse data types, including tabular data, images, and 1D data.
  5. Develop the ability to discern the most appropriate XAI method for a given task.


This course assumes you have minimal experience running Python and Machine Learning Frameworks like Tensorflow and PyTorch.

Target audience:

Master students, PhD students and Postdocs with interest in Machine Learning


This course is given in English.


3 half days


04-06 December 2023, 09:00 - 13:00 each day.



Number of Participants:

minimum 5, maximum 70


Sabrina Narimene Benassou, JSC
Dr. Donatella Cea, Helmholtz Munich
Dr. Lisa Borros de Andrade e Sousa, Helmholtz Munich
Dr. Alina Bazarova, JSC
Dr. Elisabeth Georgii, Helmholtz Munich
Francesco Campi, Helmholtz Munich
Dr. Florian Kofler, Helmholtz Munich


  • Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS)
  • Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)
Building 14.14 /
Room 3002
+49 2461/61-85383

Dr. Stefan Kesselheim

Head of SDL Applied Machine Learning & AI Consultant team

  • Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS)
  • Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)
Building 14.14 /
Room 3023
+49 2461/61-85927


Please register via the registration form until 20 November 2023.

Last Modified: 24.11.2023